Exchanging Rupees with Dollars

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I want to ask if I exchange Rupees with Dollars and keep them until the price of Dollar goes up and when the price of Dollar goes up I exchange Dollars into Rupees and earn profit, Is it Halal?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

According to our understanding, you buy dollars in exchange of rupees at a cheaper rate and after taking possession of the dollars you sell it later at a higher rate.

If our understanding is correct, then it will be permissible to exchange rupees for dollars and vice versa. (1)

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Anas Sharieff Qasmi

Student Darul Iftaa

Hyderabad, India

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


(1)بحوث في قضايا فقهية معاصرة:١/١٦٦

فيجوز إذن ان يباع الريال السعودى مثلا بعدد اكثر من الروبيات الباكستانية…

ولا خلاف في جواز التفاضل عند اختلاف الجنسين


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